And another one thats pretty cool, ever hear of Balaam and his donkey? Well Balaam started to punish the donkey for refusing to move, and sure enough it speaks back to Balaam, and complains about the treatment he was getting. Some may say he’s like Donkey from Shrek
In the Bible there are an array of stories from the crazy ones that cause us to maybe say, “What the heck?” to the stories that captivate us in learning something new to make us better, and even lesson of what God has done for us as His children and what He has in store for us including our purpose! But we don’t get a look at any of this without opening and reading our Bibles and diving into God’s Word and His words.
You see the Bible is a huge story from beginning to end, it comes with 66 books each with its own stories and connecting stories, its written by about 40 authors, and created in different styles and writings, from lineage, to poems, to stories of how people won battles, and even a look into the future. We even learnt last week about its authenticity, the basis for its truth. Its wild when you think about it, but you would never know any of this unless you open your Bible and read it. And as quoted before, the Bible “widens and deepens as the years go” but we must be willing and determined to read what Gods got for us in order to learn from it and implement it in our own lives. Our faith will not grow or develop and we will never learn or hear from God unless we open our Bibles and read what God and many other authors have written for us.
And we said this talk is called “JUST DO IT” so you may be wondering what that looks like. Well for me (whoever is doing the main talk tell your own brief personal story of how reading your Bible impacts your life and how you do it. You can mention how its helped you from worrying, or learning more about God or trusting God more when times are tough whatever your story is).
I could talk till I am blue in the face about the importance of reading your Bible but right now we’re going to have other people chime in on the importance the Bible has been in their life and hows its transformed them. (**60 secs per person).
Person 1 (Leader) Person 2 (Youth) Person 3 (Leader)
The Bible is a transformative tool for our life, we have the opportunity to learn grow, and become close to God by digging into His Word. So what can you do about it?
WHAT DO I DO?